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9:45 PM ET, November 20, 2023

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New York Times:
Trump's Dire Words Raise New Fears About His Authoritarian Bent  —  The former president is focusing his most vicious attacks on domestic political opponents, setting off fresh worries among autocracy experts.  —  Donald J. Trump rose to power with political campaigns that largely attacked external targets …
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
What happens after Donald Trump's ‘final battle’?  —  I was driving with my kids on Sunday, mind wandering as I steered.  I was looking at a cluster of leafless trees when the first words from a social media post by Donald Trump popped into my mind.  —  “2024 is our final battle.”
Adam Wren / Politico:
‘Did Trump Change, or Did You?’:  We Asked a Pro-Impeachment Republican Why He'd Back Trump  —  In a new Q&A, former GOP Rep. Peter Meijer defends his decision to back Donald Trump if he's the Republican nominee.  —  Things have gotten complicated for Peter Meijer when it comes to his feelings about Donald Trump.
Discussion: Raw Story and USA Today
Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
Trump calls to ‘revamp the RNC’ if GOP debates go ahead  —  “GREAT POLLS JUST RELEASED - BEST EVER!  Harvard/Harris TRUMP 67%, DeSanctimonious 9%, Birdbrain 8%, Ramaswamy 5%, Christie - dead in the water, a total loser!  TRUMP UP 7% to 10% on CROOKED JOE BIDEN,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Maria Bartiromo Floats Bonkers New COVID Conspiracy About Trump and China  —  While “just asking questions,” the once-respected anchor suggested China unleashed COVID-19 on the world just to destroy Trump.  —  Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo was once again just asking questions …
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
6 in 10 Trump voters say there's a ‘chance’ they choose another candidate: Poll
Discussion: Breitbart and National Review
Chris Brennan / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
The ‘faith-based’ leader for Philly's Moms for Liberty chapter is a registered sex offender  —  Phillip Fisher Jr. is a pastor and Republican ward leader who coordinates faith-based outreach for Philadelphia's Moms for Liberty chapter.He's also a registered sex offender …
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Ryan Bort / Rolling Stone:
Right-Wing ‘Moms for Liberty’ Organizer Is a Convicted Sex Offender  —  Phillip Fisher Jr., who does faith-based outreach for the group in Philadelphia, abused a 14-year-old in 2011, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Monday  —  MOMS FOR LIBERTY is a conservative parental rights group …
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Federal appeals court ruling threatens enforcement of the Voting Rights Act  —  The decision from the 8th Circuit is likely headed to the Supreme Court.  —  A federal appeals court issued a ruling Monday that could gut the Voting Rights Act, saying only the federal government …
Brandi Buchman / Law & Crime:
Appeals court judges express skepticism as Trump lawyer fights to reverse gag order in Jan. 6 case  —  At oral arguments debating whether a temporarily-lifted gag order on Donald Trump in his election subversion case in Washington, D.C., is warranted, it was a question of the First Amendment and faith …
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Washington Post:
Appeals court suggests it may pare back Trump's D.C. gag order
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Judge Aileen Cannon's Games in Florida May Delay Other Trump Trials
Discussion: Law and Chaos and Raw Story
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Sen. Mike Lee promotes a debunked conspiracy theory about a Jan. 6 rioter  —  Kevin Lyons stole a photo and a wallet from Nancy Pelosi's office, but conservative figures are using a video of the Trump supporter to spread misinformation about Jan. 6.  —  WASHINGTON — A Republican senator …
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Alex Gangitano / The Hill:
Biden quips about his age while pardoning Thanksgiving turkeys on his birthday  —  President Biden made a few jokes about his age while pardoning Thanksgiving turkeys at the White House, an annual tradition that fell on his 81st birthday.  —  He thanked the chair of the National Turkey Federation …
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Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
‘Congratulations, Birds’: Biden Pardons a Pair of Turkeys
Peter Baker / New York Times:
For an Aging President, a Birthday With a Bite
Walter Shapiro / New Republic:
The Real Reason Why Biden Shouldn't Drop Out  —  Panicked Democrats, vibrating with anxiety over the polls, continue to nurture an unlikely fantasy: Joe Biden looks at his family across the Thanksgiving table on Nantucket and says with a weary sigh, “I can't do this for another five years.
Associated Press:
The lion, the wig and the warrior.  Who is Javier Milei, Argentina's president-elect?  —  His legions of fans call him “the madman” and “the wig” due to his ferocity and unruly mop of hair.  He refers to himself as “the lion.”  He thinks sex education is a Marxist plot to destroy the family …
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Insider Paper:
President-elect Milei vows 'end of Argentina's decline'
Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
Trump congratulates Javier Milei on win in Argentina presidential race
Steve Reilly / The Messenger:
Trump's Georgia Co-Defendant Harrison Floyd Fights Back on Fani Willis' Bid to Revoke His Bail  —  The former leader of ‘Black Voices for Trump’ is scheduled to appear Tuesday afternoon at a hearing in Fulton County to determine if he should be sent to jail while awaiting trial  —  JWPlayer
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and Political Wire
Wired:
Secretive White House Surveillance Program Gives Cops Access to Trillions of US Phone Records  —  A WIRED analysis of leaked police documents verifies that a secretive government program is allowing federal, state, and local law enforcement to access phone records of Americans who are not suspected of a crime.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jamie Weinstein / The Dispatch:
Trump's Retribution … The New York Times political correspondent Maggie Haberman tells Jamie that a second Trump will be defined by unfettered score settling.  Plus:  —Trump's social media strategy  —Bannon friction -Trump/Carlson 24?  —Trump's totalitarian rhetoric -The trials are happening
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on Transgender Day of Remembrance  —  There is no place for hate in America and no one should be discriminated against simply for being themselves.  Today, on Transgender Day of Remembrance we are reminded that there is more to do meet that promise …
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
A New Group Linked to DeSantis Allies Pops Up in Iowa  —  The group, Fight Right, was registered in recent days as Gov. Ron DeSantis tries to boost his momentum heading into the Iowa caucuses.  —  A new political group with ties to Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida began reserving airtime in Iowa on Monday …
Julie Wernau / Wall Street Journal:
Support for Abortion Access Is Near Record, WSJ-NORC Poll Finds  —  Some 55% of respondents say a pregnant woman should be able to get an abortion for any reason  —  Santana De'LaBay, a 29-year-old Republican with six children, thinks her party is wrong to back broad abortion restrictions.
Chicago Sun Times:
Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Michigan home spray-painted with the word ‘Nazis’  —  Rahm Emanuel, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, was not at the cottage in Gordon Beach in southwest Michigan.  He thanked law enforcement for its handling of the incident.
 
 
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